Birds Crap The Early Season Bed, Lose Rubber Match To Hated Sox

Featured, Sports and Bets — April 4, 2014 at 10:36 am by

Look, I know it’s early, and I know this will come across as bitter, but the Orioles are at it already with the shaky starting pitching and the lack of clutch hitting.  Last night was Frustration 101 as the Red Sox slid out of Camden Yards with a series win, edging the O’s 4-3.

But it’s not like the Orioles didn’t have their chances.  The Birds left a runner on second in both the sixth and the eighth innings, but the O’s simply couldn’t push the tying run across.

Again, I know it’s the only the first series of the year, but because it’s Boston my feelings get amplified.

The Red Sox and their starters out pitched the O’s.  Wei-Yin Chen gave up 12 hits over 5 and 2/3 last night.  That isn’t good and neither Chris Tillman or Chen lasted 6 innings in their respective starts.  The bullpen already feels taxed.  Maybe the bulldog, Miguel Gonzalez can give the Birds seven strong today in Detroit.

The week wasn’t all bad though, Nelson Cruz hit two home runs in as many games and Opening Day was fantastic.  The bullpen is also off to a great start, and Zach Britton has looked tremendous in long relief.  He has four scoreless innings to start the season.

Matt Wieters has started the season on fire.  He had 3 hits last night and is batting .455 over the first three games.

Chris Davis and Nick Markakis both had two hits last night.

The Orioles are a good club, they just have a real tough stretch to start the season.  It’s imperative they win some of these series’ in April and May to keep pace in the ultra-demanding AL East.

The Birds are now set to go through a scheduling oddity.  Their next five games are on the road, and all of them have a first pitch time of 1:05 p.m.  Day baseball babes!

Today it’s Miggy vs Anibal Sanchez.

Let’s Go O’s!

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